Senate to distribute documents via Scribd

Does this image scare you? Well, it shouldn't.  It should help you feel rested and assured that members of the Senate (and you ) will now have access to their documents in the most efficient way possible--whether it's 5 pages or not.

The United States Senate has reached an agreement (I'm not kidding) with Scribd to provide ad-free hosting document hosting for public Senate documents, as well as an “official Scribd liaison” presumably to help the Senate figure out how to use it. They will be using a number of other digital services as well, such as Sharepoint and UStream, to give the public a greater view into Senate proceedings.

Of course, it remains to be seen just how many people will actually bother to take advantage of this openness, but it’s nice to see the Senate taking advantage of new technological platforms.

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